Authentic Danube & Prague 2019 Uniworld River Cruise

Go off the beaten path from Prague to Nuremberg to Vienna and uncover the scenic wonders and remarkable histories of the cities that rest along the Danube. As your adventure starts, castles, stunning architecture, natural wonders and rich history ensue. Not only that, but you’ll discover Central Europe’s fascinating Jewish ties as part of our Jewish Heritage programme – the only itinerary of its kind offered on the rivers.

Prague

Itinerary

Arrive at Václav Havel Airport Prague. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the hotel.

Prague has been a magnet for artists, writers, scientists and composers for centuries. It also boasts great beer, a lively art scene, stunning castles and up-and-coming fashion designers, making it a fun as well as a beautiful place to visit.

Choice of Prague Old Town and Charles Bridge walking tour or Hradčany Castle visit.

Transfer from your hotel in Prague to your ship in Nuremberg.

Upon your arrival in Nuremberg, you’ll delve straight into the city’s highlights with a visit to Nuremberg Castle, an impressive medieval complex in the heart of the historical center. After, you’ll venture to the Documentation Center and Nazi Party Rally Grounds. This museum provides travelers the unique opportunity to explore exhibits dedicated to unraveling and understanding Nazi Germany. You’ll also be able to learn the intriguing history of the Jewish people in Nuremberg during World War II.

Choice of Nuremberg panoramic highlights tour with WWII Rally Grounds visit or Nuremberg "Do as the Locals Do".

Spend the morning discovering Regensburg’s long line of dukes, kings and bishops that called the former Bavarian capital and Free Imperial City home. Regensburg boasts the largest medieval old town north of the Alps (over 1,500 listed buildings), a prominent skyline, and a large collection of museums, exhibits and theaters. Find your need for speed with a tour of the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Tour the carmaker’s futuristic plant and learn how it’s cranked out millions of automobiles. Futuristic and antiquated, it’s the best of both worlds in Regensburg. Your afternoon calls for a hands-on learning experience on how to make Bavarian sausage at a family-owned factory. Or if going behind-the-scenes isn’t your style, pop over to any one of the many restaurants and beer gardens dishing out traditional Bavarian beer and regional cuisine situated along the Danube gorge. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it.

Choice of "2,000 Years in One Hour" Regensburg walking history lesson or BMW factory visit.

Nestled between Regensburg and Passau sits a town surrounded by the foothills of the Bavarian Forest, Deggendorf. Journey deep into the alluring Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany’s first national park, and discover outdoor leisure at its best. When you’re not gaping at its remarkable rolling hills, low-lying mountains and towering trees, you’ll have the opportunity for an exclusive visit a Theresienthal crystal glass factory, complete with a horse-drawn carriage ride, fresh-baked bread and schnapps. In Straubing, uncover the Bavarian town’s deep-rooted love for all things food and drink. Amidst its bustling town center lined with shops, offices, pedestrian areas and restaurants serving up traditional German food and beer, is a city with a fascinating story and its fair share of Gothic-style buildings and cathedrals.

Featured Excursions:
Exclusive Bavarian Forest Village with Theresienthal glass manufactory visit “Let’s Go” bike the Danube trail.

A new day brings new experiences in the “City of Three Rivers,” Passau, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers join together. Take to the city by foot and explore its splendid mix of old and new. Medieval lanes, tunnels, cathedrals and archways fuse with modern shopping malls and buildings. Marvel at the Italian Baroque-style St. Stephen’s Church, which holds the second largest church pipe organ in the world.

Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or Passau geocaching scavenger hunt.

Start your day in the heart of the Danube Valley, strolling through Weissenkirchen’s idyllic wine village while sampling mouthwatering Austrian pastries. If you’ve had one too many pastries, you’ll enjoy a hike through one of the area’s most picturesque vineyards. Named for its white church that dominates the landscape, the city is flanked by vineyard-lined hills, historic houses and beautiful courtyards. Melk Abbey is a Baroque monastery and sits atop a rocky formation overlooking the Danube. Aside from its’ stunning architecture and panoramic views of Wachau Valley below, its interior boasts pure opulence in every room. There’s nothing like it.

Choice of Weissenkirchen “Village Day” with vineyard hike or Melk Abbey with library visit.

On this day, explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic and musical legacy with your choice of tours. The city is known for its Imperial palaces, famous residents and expansive art collections. See the highlights as you take in Old Town’s art and food, including scrumptious pastries, or discover Viennese history at the World Museum Vienna, renowned for its collection of Habsburg family treasures. Cap your day with an exclusive after-hours visit of Schönbrunn Palace and experience one of Vienna’s most popular tourist attractions after everyone else leaves. The captivating Baroque-style masterpiece reflects 300 years of changing history, styles and Habsburg monarchs.

Choice of Vienna Mystery Tour or Vienna panoramic highlights & World Museum Vienna: the manic Habsburg collector’s treasures.

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Vienna International Airport for your flight home.

Price Guide

Date Price from (pp)
12 May 2019 (in reverse) £3,199
17 May 2019 £2,719
23 June 2019 (in reverse) £2,559
28 June 2019 £2,379
04 August 2019 (in reverse) £2,519
15 September 2019 (in reverse) £3,699
20 September 2019 £3,899
27 October 2019 (in reverse) £2,699
01 November 2019 £2,899

What's Included

  • Save up to 30% when you book by 31st December 2018*
  • Return London Flights, other regional airports may be available at a supplement.
  • 7 nights Cruising and 2 nights touring
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • 21 meals including 1 welcome dinner and 1 farewell dinner
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Guided "Let's Go" and "Do as the Locals Do" programs
  • 1 exclusive experience
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites